Hills to Hashtags: Could Trail Running be China’s Next Online Trend?

Despite the cost, dangers, and fitness requirements, trail running is slowly becoming a trendy sport on social media


The Thin Line: China’s Dangerous Boom in Extreme Weight Loss Techniques

The death of an influencer at a weight loss camp throws the spotlight on China’s unregulated and dangerous weight loss industry


Deadly Summit: Why Chinese Climbers Flock to the World’s Highest Peak, Despite Dangers

Despite the dangers and exorbitant cost, Chinese climbing enthusiasts have joined a global craze for conquering the Earth’s highest mountain


Acquired Tastes: Fishy Grass and Other Chinese Herbs and Spices

Discover the infamous ”fishy-taste-grass” and other peculiar Chinese herbs and spices


Why Are Sad Frogs Invading China’s Streets?

An invasion of people in frog costumes has taken China’s internet by storm—and posed a challenge to urban management


Barbe-Queue Forever: How Social Media Hype Changed Zibo

An online craze for Zibo’s barbecue has brought a deluge of tourists to the previously unheralded city, but does it change locals’ lives for better or worse?


China’s Netizens Hate Make-Up Workdays With a Passion

China’s netizens come up with creative ways to bemoan mandated workdays around holidays


Digital Technologies are Changing Funerals and Remembrance in China

Digital tombstones, QR code epitaphs, livestreamed rituals: This Qingming Festival, Chinese are turning to digital technologies to remember their ancestors


Five Mega Scandals From China’s Annual Consumer Rights Festival

From chemical rice to monstrous “water armies,” here are the most shocking consumer rights scandals revealed during China’s annual “3.15 Gala”


Chinese Netizens Are Asking: Have You Spoken Decently Today?

How the “yin-yang tone” of Chinese netizens turns praise into criticism and sincerity into satire